Arts Benicia’s mission is to stimulate, educate, and nurture cultural life in Benicia primarily through the visual arts. We provide exhibitions, educational programs, classes, and opportunities to connect with the community in celebration of creativity. Find out more about Arts Benicia.
ARTS BENICIA EXHIBITIONS
Opportunities for Artists
Our broad exhibition program includes a wide variety of juried shows, open to all artists, as well as special group and solo exhibition opportunities reserved for our Artist Members. Show your work, develop connections and maybe even sell your art by participating with Arts Benicia!
Special Programs and Events
The Arts Benicia Open Studios event draws thousands of visitors every year and the Annual Art Auction & Gala is a blast. Keep track of these events as well as classes, talks and special opportunities by following us on Facebook, Twitter or signing up for our newsletter!
Ways of Giving
Arts Benicia is supported by membership, grants, sponsorships, donations, and fundraising events. There is no admission charge to see exhibits, and docent-led tours are free to the public. There are many ways you can be part of this terrific community, and many ways to support our mission.
SPECIAL EXHIBITION IN CONJUNCTION WITH BENICIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Arts Benicia presents Drop by Drop, A Brief History of Benicia Water through the Eyes of Its Artists, a group exhibition of artworks by Benicia artists, in joint partnership with and hosted by the Benicia Historical Museum.
The exhibition highlights the history of water in Benicia from its founding as a deep-water port in 1848 to its present-day identity as a waterfront town. The exhibition will explore sub-themes ranging from aesthetics and the exploration of our sense of place on the Carquinez Strait to the more critical observation of general water usage, public need, associated infrastructure developments, the effects of drought and flooding, and an eye toward future sustainability.
Drop by Drop is supported by a grant from the Benicia Community Sustainability Commission. Arts Benicia is grateful for the Commission’s generous support.
FEATURED EXHIBITIONS FROM THE ARCHIVES
Why Make Art
Oct 14 – Nov 15, 2015
Jun 11 – Jul 10, 2016
Oct 16 – Nov 16, 2014
Evolution of Style
Oct 17 – Nov 17, 2013
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